School: Clochar na Trócaire, Cathair na Mart (roll number 12255)

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Westport, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
An tSr. Bonaventure
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0137, Page 242

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    buying some clothes for themselves.
    They travel round from house to house with a little decorated box and some of them carry a wren in a matchbox and they sing the wren a rhyme thus:

    The wren, the wren
    The kind of all birds
    St. Stephen’s day was
    Caught in a furze
    Up with the kettle
    And down with the pan:
    Give us some money
    To bury the wren

    On New Year’s Day some people would not put a spade in the ground because they say that the crops would not grow. Some
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    null
    Gender
    Female
    Informant
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    Gender
    Female